Bill Thompson Calls on ABC to Apologize for Puerto Rican Joke

Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, who came close to defeating Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2009 and says he’s running again in 2013, is calling on ABC and the producers of their “Work It” producers to apologize to Puerto Ricans everywhere for a joke made at the community’s expense on the show.  This may be a sign that Mr. Thompson is making a concerted push for the Latino vote for his next mayoral run.

Noting that the show as a whole has been panned by critics, Thompson said in a statement that the “Puerto Rican-Latino community has struggled for decades to combat negative stereotypes in the media while encouraging a true portrait of their contributions and achievements.” Read More

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